You've done the work and obtained your Dedicated Hunter permit for this year. What happens next? It all depends on whether you harvest an animal.
Your permit is valid for all of the following general seasons:
You will be restricted to the unit you drew during the application process. (For additional information, please see the current Big Game Application Guidebook and review the program rules.)
During your three years in the Dedicated Hunter program, you may harvest a maximum of two deer — and no more than one per year. If you harvest deer in each of your first two years, you will not receive a permit the third year and you are still required to complete all of your service hours.
Please keep in mind that a harvest is credited to your account the moment your permit is issued. If you do not harvest, make sure you return your permit to the DWR, so we can remove the harvest from your account.
The moment your permit is issued, a harvest is automatically credited to your account. If you don't actually harvest a deer, you need to return your permit — and its attached tag — to the DWR. Then, the harvest will be removed from your record. To return your permit, take it to your local DWR office or mail it to:
For more information, see the program rules.
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